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. >> in a press conference yesterday, the nra said violent movies and video games, not guns, are largely to blame for mass shootings. >>> the final three funerals were held today for victims of the connecticut school massacre. seven-year-old josephine gay liked peanut butter and the color purple. anna marquez green was carried to the church where a thousand friends gathered. and family and friends of six- year-old emily parker wore her favorite color, pink, to her funeral. newtown's police chief and captain were among the first responders at sandy hook elementary school following the shooting rampage. the two of them sat down with elaine to describe what they say that day. >> we needed to break into the school to get in, because the back doors are secured. >> how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet and the halls were empty. he searched sandy hook elementary school room by room. >> the rooms were locked. that means that the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children there danger. so we went around the building to the front of the buil
, it is been a controversial topic. particularly with the recent strength of the gun lobby with the nra. earlier today, i spoke to our political analyst, michael yaki to get his insight on the debate. >> over and over, these mass shootings, from the nra, the leading lobbying group. they have said that guns do not kill people, people kill people and that they said that these are mental-health issues. who is correct? >> liberals could say the current a number of guns and the conservatives will say the people that get the guns. parents of these children will ultimately be involved the momentum could shaft. >> the and are a power could beef significant issue. of the nra. -- if the nra-power at congress? >> the challenges, the anchor, the action, the reaction from this tragedy. and the i-5 anger. >>pam: that is michael yaki, the markets, and your news after the break. to the gun control issue. right after that, new york mayor michael bloomberg issued a stinging statement on the issue. mayor bloomberg said- quote -'meaningful action' is not enough. we need immediate action. adding. quote -- '
like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n-r-a c-e-o is not budging from the stance he took on friday, arguing for armed guards in schools. >> "if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy." >> reporter: asa hutchinson is the former under secretary for border and transportation security, and is working with the n-r-a on this measure. he compares it to air marshals on planes. calling the armed security a "deterrent", an effective way to protect people without the visible presence of weapons. >> "schools are a sensitive environment as well, but you can provide safety and security with armed, trained personnel without putting fear in anyone." >> reporter: new york senator charles schumer says gun violence is down: >> "but we have to keep working on this. and there are lots of different solutions. the pro-gun people who say don't include guns are wrong and the pro gun safety people like myself who say don't look at other solutions is wrong." >> reporter: i'm elizabeth corridan reporting. >> coming up this
the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffords was shot. in 2011 is that something would happen and that portion of the law did not go through. >> what would happen if the nra still less political power? >> this is an effluent community in connecticut with and what is a fluent -- and what is one to happen in six months, two months? does the president make this a state of the union. this is something that only grassroots power is going to have a victory. right now, the nra has a lock on a house in the senate. if you look of the contributions of a photo collection, 80 percent of the contributions from the republicans, of the -- republican convention. >> a
with the debate. >>reporter: protestors demonstrated outside the nra headquarters in washington, d.c. this morning. long tame 51 rights congressman of weather virginia told msnbc said it's time to do something. >> i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds to good huntin hunting. >>reporter: senator feinstein will rae introduce an assault weapon ban that expired in 199 1994. >> the dark time of my life back in 1993 when my wife was killed at 101 california stree street. >>reporter: steven became a gun control activist and testified before congress stood with senator feinstein as president clinton signed the law. he watched 10 years later as congress let that law expir expire. >> senator frist at the time senate majority leader was bold enough to say that it was the will of the people to let it expire and boy i sure wish congress would call senator frist in front of them now. >>reporter: firearms instructor jackson says it's not the guns or high capacity clip. he blames violence in the mass media aimed the children violent video games. >>ok advocate violence and pushing it and
. washington. the nra. took down its facebook page friday. after posting a thank you for its 1.7 million "likes" a texas congressman offered an opposing view. saying things might have been different if the school principal had a weapon. >> so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out, and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >>reporter: as the victims are remembered. the debate on gun control is not forgoten. justine waldman kron 4 news >> you may be wondering how the u-s compares to other countries when it comes to gun ownership and regulation. we found that the u-s has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 guns per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the s
to control violent crime take violent criminals off the street. >> on friday the nra called for armed guards in schools as the best way to prevent shootings like the one in newtown connecticut. today warner a supporter of gun ownership called for mental health care as a way to protect schools. >>> religion leaders prayed for peace and called for action to prevent gun violence. church members held sunday service then a town hall forum to answer questions and spark discussion. actor and activist danny glover and jeremiah wright. glover says the connecticut shooting has brought a problem dealt with daily, gun violence. >> daily in light of what has happened in newtown connecticut, don't you give up on me. because now it is time for you to act. >> a group of san francisco faith leaders met with leaders to discuss what they can do to help. they hope to have similar meetings in the months to come. >>> the key to solving bay area traffic problems could come from cell phone towers. a uc berkeley team says their study is the first time that data from cell phone towers and gps devices have been used t
involved ran when police got to the field. no one was seriously hurt and no one was arrested. >>> the nra chief said new efforts by congress to regulate guns will not prevent mass shootings in the future. he had another suggestion on meet the press. >> if it is crazy for putting police armed in school. then call me crazy. i will tell you what, the american people think it is crazy not to do it. >> wayne lapuerre, blamed hollywood. video games for school shootings similar to the one in connecticut. >> they are confronting the greatest legislative test as the president and members of congress are pushing for stronger gun laws. >>> governor chris christie is speaking out about armed officers on school campuses. >> i don't think the solution to safety in schools is putting an armed guard. for it to be effective. from a law enforcement perspective. you would have to have a guard outside of every classroom. >> armed guard would negatively impact the learning environment. he said he is for gun control and removing the barriers to mental health treatment >>> a teenager shot earlier this month is
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